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Day 6

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Opie’s Mom:  Nothing new to report.  Opie is still pretty inactive.  He is still eating good and drinks lots of water.  H will get up to go outside to take care of business, but wants to come inside right away.  Could be that the temps are now below zero and well….he’s half naked.  Quadpawd Opie always wanted to stay outside as long as he could.  I’m not worried, but I do hope he starts to be more active.   Lambo, the neighbors high strung golden came to see Opie.  I let her in, but Opie just laid there and growled at her.

Opie:  I can’t believe all the attention I am getting.  Mom and Pop bring my water dish to me and give me lots of treats, like Yummy Chummies and hot dog and chicken.  I heard Pop say that he is going to make moose burgers tonight…mmmmmmmmm moose burger.  I’ll bet they give me a whole one.  I am learning that if I lower my ears and use make my eyes real soft and mournful, I can get them to do just about anything for me.  I go outside more often than I really need to because everytime I come back in I get a treat!    All I do is step outside the door a few paces and then turn around and come back in and a treat appears in front of my nose.  Last night I woke up a couple times and felt a little hungry so I told them I had to go….waaaaaaahahahahahahahahahsnort.  People are crazy.

PS  I figured out how to make a new avatar.  I replaced Mom’s photo with my own.  After all it is all about me, the orange dog.

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5 Responses to “Day 6”

  1.   Dane Mom Sue Says:

    Opie, tell your Mom not to get all worried about you not being yourself yet. Tramadol really made me feel like a panting zombie, and I really didn’t get back to feeling myself again until I was off all the pain meds.

    Moose burgers…. YEAH! I sure hope you got one. I found that all you have to do is act sick every now and then, cough a little, throw in a stagger or two, and your pawrents will give you anything. Work it, Dude! It’s the Tripawd way! Send one of those moose burgers to me when you get a chance, we have to go way up north in Michigan to find moose, so it’s a rare thing around here.

    HRH Queen Nova of Tripawds

  2.   Christina Says:

    Hey Opie,
    It took me awhile to feel myself too – someone said the 10 day mark is a turn around point and they were right! I ate, drank and did all the usual stuff but found I had little energy and was kind of depressed. Could have been the pain meds or could have been all the trauma of the surgery. Now I am one month post amputation and I am back to my old self. I am happy, happy, happy! Loving life and hanging around with my family! All of the old rules (like stay out of the kitchen) have vanished and I now get to pretty much do what I want which is awsome! I will have to see if I can convince my mom and dad to give me more treats but they keep telling me I have to stay on the thin side now that I am down to 3 legs! Hang in there – you will be feeling better in no time.


  3.   Peyton's Path Says:

    Opie you have the wonderful golden charm. It’s all about the treats-what else is there??? Our humans are trained so well. Let us know how that moose burger tastes!

  4.   Codie Rae Says:

    Beef trachea and now moose burgers. Dang I am soooo hungry. I didn’t get hardly anything to eat tonight bc I am, lets say, a little under the weather.

    Opie’s mom, its just Day 6! Travis Ray still sleeps most of the time and he is coming up on a month on Friday. Slow and easy to start is great, Opie knows what he is doing! I sure wouldn’t want to go out in sub zero weather and half nekkid, even for treats. Opie, your mom needs to get you a fleece! Or maybe one of them miniature horse blankets! A sawed off flannel shirt or old sweater would probably do just fine!

    Can’t wait to see your new avatar but we liked the one of your mom too!

    Codie Rae

  5.   ldillon81 Says:

    Hmmm…I will have to try that soft and mournful eye trick myself! We get such good ideas on this site 🙂 and MOOSE BURGERS!!! What a lucky puppy! Day 6 is not even a full week yet, and they should be taking it super easy for at least the first 2 weeks. I would say Opie knows he’s healing and is just trying to heal better and faster! Have a happy day you guys!

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